Political ecological perspectives on an indicator-based urban water framework

  • Water security is a key challenge in the 21st century. Consequently, several indicator-based frameworks exist to evaluate this issue along with water management. We use a political ecological perspective to identify if the City Blueprint Approach (CBA) integrates aspects of hydrosociality to assess urban water security. Aiming to critically examine the CBA through the lens of political ecology and different concepts of hydrosociality, we identify three problems – hybridity, spatial scale and power structures – hindering the representation of hydrosocial relations within the CBA. Finally, the benefits of integrating hydrosocial and political ecological conceptualizations into quantitative urban water frameworks are discussed.

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Author:Christina WalterORCiDGND, Matthias SchmidtORCiDGND
Frontdoor URLhttps://opus.bibliothek.uni-augsburg.de/opus4/99166
Parent Title (English):Water International
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Year of first Publication:2023
Publishing Institution:Universität Augsburg
Release Date:2022/11/09
First Page:149
Last Page:164
Institutes:Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Geographie
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Geographie / Lehrstuhl für Humangeographie und Transformationsforschung
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 55 Geowissenschaften, Geologie / 550 Geowissenschaften
Licence (German):CC-BY 4.0: Creative Commons: Namensnennung (mit Print on Demand)